Dog Paw PrintYou’d think by now I would have come up with a list of dog quotes, given the fact that over my lifetime I’ve had eight dogs as pets. Two were part of my family when I was growing up and the other six signed up for fun after I was married. They’ve included a mutt, german sheppard, yellow lab, westie and a cairn terrier. I love cats too. Our family had cats when I was growing up, and when Klem and I were first married we brought two home. They were wonderful pets, but when they passed away (around 15 years old), we decided to bring a dog into the mix. My sister-in-law surprised Klem with a Yellow Labrador puppy, and it was love at first sight. Years have gone by, dogs have come and sadly gone, but we’ll never be without a dog in our family.

So I scoured around and it was hard to choose but I think that these quotes are right on money about the love and frustrations of owning a dog (or do they own you?). They’re here to make you smile, even if you are a cat lover!


“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” — Groucho Marx, The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx

“Happiness is a warm puppy.” ― Charles M. Schulz

If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater. . . suggest that he wear a tail.” – Fran Lebowitz

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” – Will Rogers (actor)

“If you think dogs can’t count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them.” – Phil Pastoret (author)

“In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.” – W.H. Auden

“Yesterday I was a dog. Today I’m a dog. Tomorrow I’ll probably still be a dog. Sigh! There’s so little hope for advancement” -Snoopy

“The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them.”  – Stanley Coren

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” – Josh Billings (a.k.a. Henry Wheeler Shaw; humorist and lecturer)

“No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.”
—Christopher Morley (author, Kitty Foyle)

“The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue” -Anonymous

“A dog is one of the remaining reasons why some people can be persuaded to go for a walk.” -O. A.

“There is only one smartest dog in the world, and every boy has it.” -Anonymous

“You can always trust a dog that likes peanut butter.” – Kate DiCamillo, Because of Winn-Dixie

“I sometimes look into the face of my dog Stan and see a wistful sadness and existential angst, when all he is actually doing is slowly scanning the ceiling for flies.”
― Merrill Markoe

“A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.” -Robert Benchley (humorist and actor)